1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

temperature for incubating duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by wanttobefarmer, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    360
    2
    111
    May 29, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    Hello I'm a first time duck egg hatcher. I have hatched out several chicks but this is my first time hatching duck eggs. I increased my humidity and plan on spritzing them once a day after they have been in the bator for 4 days, but my question is temperature. I have a hova bator that is automatically set at 100 degrees. There is a way to adjust the temp but I don't want to mess it up by trying. Has anyone hatched duck eggs at 100 instead of 99.5? Did you take it down to 98.5 the last 4 days? I'm hoping that I won't have to adjust the temps but since they went in today, if I need to do it I had better do it now. Thanks for the information.
     
  2. WVman

    WVman Chillin' With My Peeps

    140
    0
    99
    Feb 24, 2011
    Salt rock/Hamlin, WV
    100 deg. Is ok with a still air bator. My incubator is a forced air so I incubate my duck eggs at 99.5 and have no problems.
     
  3. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    I hatch mine side by side with my chicken eggs with no problems.... I don't spray mine though and hold them at the same humidity as my chicken eggs - no higher than 50% with mine.
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,828
    17
    181
    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I have hatched mine same as chicken eggs in fact last hatch the ducks and chicks hatched at the same time the ducks were a little early and the chicks a little late. DH is so proud cause he did the hatching this time and did very well we got 5 chicks out of 7 eggs and all 4 ducks.
     
  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    High Springs, FL
    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  6. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    360
    2
    111
    May 29, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    Quote:ok mine is a hova bator with egg turner and fan. If i have a fan is that forced air? should I turn my fan off? thanks for all the responses.
     
  7. wanttobefarmer

    wanttobefarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    360
    2
    111
    May 29, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    by the way they are white runner duck eggs with 3 call duck eggs. I am so excited.
     
  8. WVman

    WVman Chillin' With My Peeps

    140
    0
    99
    Feb 24, 2011
    Salt rock/Hamlin, WV
    Quote:ok mine is a hova bator with egg turner and fan. If i have a fan is that forced air? should I turn my fan off? thanks for all the responses.

    If you can't get it down to 99.5 I would turn off the fan
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by